Matthew Reilly's Ice Station, Area 7 and Scarecrow are three of the fastest paced action novels I have ever read. They are centered around a US Marine Recon Capt. nicknamed Scarecrow and takes him and his squad of marines into action that defies my ability to describe it. The action starts on the first page and does not slow down until the last page. They have been the hardest books to put down that I have ever come across. Highly recommended.